• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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A novel hybrid method for robust infrared target detection

Vol. 11, No. 10, October 30, 2017
10.3837/tiis.2017.10.017, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Effect and robust detection of targets in infrared images has crucial meaning for many applications, such as infrared guidance, early warning, and video surveillance. However, it is not an easy task due to the special characteristics of the infrared images, in which the background clutters are severe and the targets are weak. The recent literature demonstrates that sparse representation can help handle the detection problem, however, the detection performance should be improved. To this end, in this text, a hybrid method based on local sparse representation and contrast is proposed, which can effectively and robustly detect the infrared targets. First, a residual image is calculated based on local sparse representation for the original image, in which the target can be effectively highlighted. Then, a local contrast based method is adopted to compute the target prediction image, in which the background clutters can be highly suppressed. Subsequently, the residual image and the target prediction image are combined together adaptively so as to accurately and robustly locate the targets. Based on a set of comprehensive experiments, our algorithm has demonstrated better performance than other existing alternatives.


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[IEEE Style]
X. Wang, L. Xu, Y. Zhang and C. Ning, "A novel hybrid method for robust infrared target detection," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 5006-5022, 2017. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.10.017.

[ACM Style]
Xin Wang, Lingling Xu, Yuzhen Zhang, and Chen Ning. 2017. A novel hybrid method for robust infrared target detection. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 11, 10, (2017), 5006-5022. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.10.017.